Sydney's student mentors celebrate success
Published on 12 October, 2011
CQUniversity Sydney's Student Services Department recently held a presentation for student mentors, to celebrate their great success.
Campus Director Susan Loomes and 11 mentors attended the presentation, along with Faculty Manager Bill Hole, Student Services Manager Dr Ross Lehman, Training, Employment and Career Coaching Coordinator Eliza Babajews, and Student Services Advisors Sonia Chen and Marian Osman.
Susan Loomes praised mentors for their leadership qualities and enthusiastic contribution in helping student mentees (new students).
During the term, student mentors volunteered by providing campus tours, making contacts with student mentees and supporting them to make a smooth transition in their first year of university, as well as assisting staff on Orientation and Open Days.
Student mentors have demonstrated their ability to share knowledge, skills and experience with student mentees; they have helped provide a sense of belonging within the University culture as well as developing a stronger sense of the academic learning community.
The Student Mentor and Leadership Program is to motivate new students and assist them to improve academic performance while promoting a cohesive University culture and learning community.
There are more than 90 new students signed up as mentees in Term 2, 2011, and they have all been contacted by student mentors. Student mentors have been delighted to improve their leadership potential and interpersonal skills.
Each student mentor was presented with a certificate of participation and a $50 CQUniversity Bookshop voucher.
Congratulations to Win Kyaw, Anil Bhusal, John Rajib Nokrek, A.S.M. Zakaria, Shivam Bhalla, Ali Sayed Ahmad, Kelly Ramirez, Sonam Sherpa, Arunava Chaudhuri, Kate Doan and Ginni Uppal.